Reverend William Murphy, II

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Rev William Francis Murphy, II

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Warren County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Murphy, I; William Murphy; Eleanor Echols and Mary Elizabeth Murphy
Husband of Sarah Jane Murphy; Mary Martha Fanquoy Murphy and Mary Martha Murphy
Father of David Murphy; Dubart Murphy; Richard Murphy; Isaac Murphy; Sarah Murphy and 9 others
Brother of Catherine Gillentine; Joseph S Murphy; Richard Daniel Murphy and Mary Murphy
Half brother of Daniel R Murphy; Ann Gillingtine; Ann Gillentine; Catherine Gillington; Kezia Smith and 1 other

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About Reverend William Murphy, II


Father William Murphy b. 1704 Mother Mary Fouquoy


The Separate Baptists believed in the immediate working of the spirit of God, and taught that to those who earnestly sought God gave "evident tokens of his will." They spoke with deep feeling and strong gestures, and being deeply affected themselves, Semple says, "correspondent affections were felt by their pious hearers which were frequently expressed by tears, treblings, screams, shouts and acclamations. * * * And the people were greatly astonished, never having seen things in this wise." The earnestness of their exhortations won hosts of converts in Pittsylvania for the new faith.

After several churches had been established Elder Shubal Stearns "conceiveds that an association composed of delegates from all these would have a tendency to impart stability and uniformity to the whole." Accordingly the first association was held in January 1760 at Stearn's church in North Carolina, the Sandy River Meeting House, to which eight churches sent delegates, two of which were in Virginia, the Dan River Church, represented by Samuel Harris and the Lunenburg County Church, represented by William Murphy. William Murphy was known as Rev.1 He was born in 1732 at Virginia. Or he was born in Northern Ireland.2,3,1 He was the son of William Murphy and Mary Fouquoy.

    William Murphy married Margaret Hodge at Halifax County, Virginia.2,3 William was a Baptist Minister in 1763 at Staunton, Staunton, Virginia.4
    After 1765, William Murphy married Sarah Barton, daughter of Joshua Barton and Jane Dubart, at Virginia.3
    William Murphy died in 1799 at Surry County, North Carolina.2,3

Family 1 Margaret Hodge b. 1724, d. 1765


  1. John Fouquoy Murphy+ b. 12 Jun 1752, d. 14 Aug 18181
  2. Mary Murphy b. 1753
  3. Tabitha Murphy b. 1753
  4. Keziah Murphy b. 1754, d. 1754
  5. William Murphy b. 12 Mar 1759, d. 2 Nov 1833
  6. Joseph Murphy b. 1761, d. 1839

Family 2 Sarah Barton b. 1748


  1. Isaac Murphy
  2. Jesse Murphy
  3. David Murphy b. 1769
  4. Sarah Murphy b. 1771, d. 1794
  5. Dubart Murphy b. 1773
  6. Richard Murphy b. 1776


  1. [S971] Compiled by Maggie Sallee (prior to 1920) Edited & Completed by Mrs. H. Chris Wallace, Murphy Family History, Page 9. Viewed online at <>> on 9 July 2005.
  2. [S57] Allen G. Werts, 23 October 1998.
  3. [S37] Marvin A. Grant Jr., Compiler, Marvin A. Grant Jr, email:e-mail address, online
  4. [S108] Letter, Patty Cook to Ginni Morey, 15 Sep 1999.

William Francis Murphy was born about 1730 in Northern Ireland, the only child of William and Eleanor Elizabeth McDonald.

He married Mary Martha Fanquoy Hodges and they had five children together. He then had one child with Sarah Barton in 1751. (?- needs to be verified) He then married Sarah Jane Barton and they had eight children together between 1752 and 1776.

William died on November 19, 1799, in Warren, Kentucky, at the age of 69.

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Reverend William Murphy, II's Timeline

St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
Age 19
Dublin, County Cork, Ireland
June 12, 1752
Age 20
Halifax County, VA, United States
Age 20
Age 21
August 7, 1754
Age 22
Franklin, Virginia, United States
March 12, 1759
Age 27
Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Age 28
Bedford Virginia
March 15, 1761
Age 29
March 15, 1761
Age 29
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, United States